Fodor's Expert Review Ventana

Hwy. 1, almost 1 mile south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California, 93920, USA Fodor's Choice

Hundreds of celebrities, from Oprah Winfrey to Sir Anthony Hopkins, have escaped to Ventana, a romantic resort on 160 tranquil acres 1,200 feet above the Pacific. You can join a range of activities, workshops, and programs, sunbathe, hike in the nearby hills, or pamper yourself with mind-and-body treatments at the Spa at Ventana or in your own private quarters. All rooms have walls of natural wood and cool tile floors; some have private hot tubs on their patios. If you prefer more rustic accommodations at a lower rate, opt for one of Ventana's 15 safari-style glamping cabins in the redwoods.

PROS

  • secluded
  • nature trails everywhere
  • rates include daily guided hike, yoga, wine and cheese hour

CONS

  • expensive
  • some rooms lack an ocean view
  • not family-friendly

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 831-667–2331 | 800-628–6500

HOTEL DETAILS

59 rooms, 15 tent cabins
Rate Includes: No meals

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